2009 World School Milk Day

Peggy Haskett from Thorpe Creek Elementary School, Fishers, IN, with the cafeteria's new milk cooler that they won!

Even though World School Milk Day (WSMD) was September 30 of this year, I’m just now putting the finishing touches on a school promotion that the Dairy & Nutrition Council conducted.  At the beginning of the month, we sent crazy straws and a poster of Miss America 2009, Indiana’s own Katie Stam. Prairie Farms, who supplies the majority of school milk in Indiana, also gave crazy straws to many schools.  Then, at the beginning of October, school nutrition directors all around the state were asked to let us know if and how they celebrated WSMD. Many other promotions were also held during the National School Lunch Week (NSLW), October 12 – 16, with the theme being the NBA inspired “A Slam Dunk for Lunch”. Continue reading


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